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Poster: fourempties Date: Dec 31, 2010 9:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: iPod/iTunes and Dead. Perfect match!

I posted this already but I just want to reiterate how perfect iTunes is for organizing live shows:

1. Create a PLAYLIST first- name it GD 77-02-26 for example.
2. Download the files.
3. Drag them into the Playlist. You may need to arrange the songs in the right order, but you can drag them to the proper position.
4. Repeat for the rest of the shows you download.

I do this for all of my bootlegs (PF 74-06-14 = Pink Floyd, JJ 01-01-11 = Joe Jackson, etc). Then, on the iPod, you use the Playlist search to find a show. And if you want to take it one more step, get an Alpine head unit for the car and you can hook up your iPod directly to it and control everything right on the head unit. And your Playlist names show up perfectly on the display because you have named them as shown above. They are all in alphabetical and chronological order. Easy as wind!!!

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Poster: olympiaroad Date: Jan 2, 2011 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: iPod/iTunes and Dead. Perfect match!

I accomplish this by decompressing the flacs into a folder and then dragging the folder to the playlist that I created with the show date. It loads the songs onto I-tunes in the correct order automatically if you do it that way. I also have one of those 160G classics. They are great for loading a whole tour and whatever else (Like currently, I'm listening to the entire Rolling Stones discography) and then restoring it every 3 months or so and reloading it. What the hell did I do before I had one of these???

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Poster: fourempties Date: Jan 2, 2011 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: iPod/iTunes and Dead. Perfect match!

Thanks for the folder-draggin' tip! Much easier! Much faster! I have 200 or so prime shows on the iPod Classic 160gb that I plan to hang onto for the rest of my life. My collection grows slowly every week.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 1, 2011 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: iPod/iTunes and Dead. Perfect match!

>You may need to arrange the songs in the right order, but you can drag them to the proper position. Repeat for the rest of the shows you download.

A bit of New Year's sarcasm, is it? Rearranging every song in every show into the right order ... now THAT would be an entertaining project.

(Btw I say that as someone who accidentally clicked on something 2 days ago that reloaded my entire iTunes library, consequently doubling every single song in almost every single GD show in my library. So I had to laboriously delete and reload each show. Easier for sure than deleting every single double tune. I'm sure I don't have nearly as many shows as most folks here, but still ... GAK!)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 1, 2011 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: iPod/iTunes and Dead. Perfect match!

That was an unpleasant click. What a pain in the butt. NYD fun time AR

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jan 1, 2011 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: iPod/iTunes and Dead. Perfect match!

When I used to use Windows Media Player the same thing would happen. Its that in that case every time I opened WMP each song I had would receive another copy.

Never get a Sony Walkman MP3 player. The damned thing puts some songs under "unknown artist" while the rest of the songs from a particular show or album fall under the correct artist. Some shows get sorted in alphabetical order by song name.

My 4GB ipod wasn't nearly enough, so I moved up to 16GB, now that's not enough. My next one will be the 160GB Classic.

I literally use my laptop as my player in the car when I'm on long trips. I plug it into my car radio's audio jack. The laptop has a 640GB hard drive, so no worries about filling that up.

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Poster: fourempties Date: Jan 1, 2011 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: iPod/iTunes and Dead. Perfect match!

Yes- 160GB iPod classic is the way to go. Oh- and one more thing. I don't use the "sync" function in iTunes. I manage everything manually i.e. drag-and drop. That way, I don't have to worry about any of the automatic updating and whatnot.

As for re-arranging the songs, sometimes they come into the Playlist out of order. Just look at the setlist and drag them into the right order.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 1, 2011 11:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: iPod/iTunes and Dead. Perfect match!

There is an easy way to do this. Number the songs in the playlist and they fall into the correct order in most players...

Sons of Champlin
1972-12-31
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, California

Setlist:

101 Right On
102 Talk
103 Kansas City
104 Fat City
105 The Swim
106 Silence
107 Turn Around
108 For Joy
109 Lightnin
110 Without Love